People sometimes take prescription drugs to keep from getting sick at high altitudes. But medical researchers wondered whether ibuprofen, the painkilling mainstay, would be an effective over-the-counter alternative. The results look promising.
The fate of the Affordable Care Act will be decided by the Supreme Court during six hours of hearings from the 26-28 March. We preview the hearings and outline the key legal arguments on which the decision may rest on.
A majority of state medical boards, the groups that license and discipline doctors, have received reports of doctor behaving badly online, according to a nationwide survey. Most often the boards learn about the problems from patients or their families.
The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act next week. The White House is gearing up to defend the policy across the country, but officials aren't talking publicly about what might happen if all or part of the law is struck down.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states cannot be sued for money damages for failing to give an employee time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act to recover from an illness. The vote was 5 to 4 with no legal theory commanding a clear majority.
Anesthesia is being used more often for colonoscopies, even if people really don't need it. People in the Northeast are far more likely to be put to sleep, compared to the West Coast, where insurers are less likely to pay.
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